This exhibition will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in conjunction with ArtWeek Boston (April 28 – May 7, 2017), and ArtSpring Cape Cod,* (April 28 - May 14, 2017). Its theme is drawn from the inspiration of Tom Stoppard’s play, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor,’ that critiques the former Soviet Union’s policy of declaring political dissent as a form of mental illness, forcing a loss of freedom and commitment to an institution. This broad theme assumes that free expression can be a doorway to creativity, and that it can take many forms, literally and figuratively. Great art can move us by communicating through explicit messages, beautiful forms, textures, and colors, through abstract concepts, or through any combination of these attributes. But the greatest challenge with any response to a theme is that the individual piece must function as an inspiring work of art beyond any message or agenda.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.